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SWEET HONEY - Carol Maillard - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/19/05

CAROL MAILLARD of Sweet Honey. Carol attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she studied violin and majored in drama. While in D.C., she began her professional acting career with the DC Black Repertory Company. A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, she rejoined the group full time in 1992.

Sweet Honey will be in concert at Mahaffey Theater, Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by Eckerd College.

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ZUNES ON US AND ISRAEL SABRE RATTLING ON IRAN - Mitch Perry

02/18/05

Although barely reported on in this country, President Bush made headlines in some European newspapers this morning over his comments in at his news conference yesterday that the U.S. would support Israel if it tried to destroy Iran’s capacity to make an atomic bomb.

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Meanwhile, Israel, has given warning about Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying that an Iranian bomb might be only six months away and that such a weapon...

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STEROIDS - Mitch Perry

02/18/05

This weekend baseball Spring Training begins, and the Tampa Bay Area is home to no fewer than 6 Major League Baseball teams having their players report for the 6 weeks of preparation before the season officially begins in April.

But the talk in Tampa, where Jason Giambi is reporting, and in Pheonix, where baseball megastar Barry Bonds will show up, is all about Steroids, fueled by former Tampa Bay Devil Ray slugger Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced�, which discusses his ex...

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AIDS IN FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

02/18/05

New AIDS cases in Florida leaped by 24 percent last year, but some state health officials say that those high numbers may be fueled in part by a campaign of HIV testing that found new cases.

Nevertheless, this is the state’s first significant jump in new AIDS cases in more than a decade, since the introduction of anti-retroviral drugs in 1996.

Spencer Lieb is the Senior Epidimiologist for the Florida Department of Health.

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TSA CHAIRMAN AT TIGER BAY CLUB-Andrew Stelzer

02/18/05

David Mechanik, the chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority, was at the Tampa Tiger bay club this afternoon, where he spoke about recent calls by some members of the Hillsborough County Commission to disband the Sports Authority because it has outlived its usefulness. Mechanik defended the role of the TSA, which is responsible for the upkeep of 3 city golf courses, and more importantly, Raymond James Stadium where the Bucs play football. The TSA, which is funded by both the city and the coun...

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STATE BUDGET CUTS TO THE MEDICALLY NEEDY PROGRAM - Radioactivity

02/18/05

Mary Jo Malone, a former columnist with the St. Petersburg Times, guest hosted this program to look at proposals in the state legislature to cut funds to the state's Medically Needy program. The program provides health care to people who do not have private health insurance and who do not qualify for federal aid. Our guests included James Norman who is awaiting a transplant under the MN program, a social worker and a patient's advocate in Tallahassee.

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JUDITH KRUG ON THE PATRIOT ACT AND LIBRARIES-Andrew Stelzer

02/17/05

Judith Krug, the director of the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom was at Stetson Law School in Tampa today, speaking to over 40 librarians about the Patriot Act, what it means for Americans privacy. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and brings us some excerpts from Krugs speech.

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ACT ‘I am a librarian, my view is colored by my professional values, that everybody can get what they want…we so this by making sur...

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COUNTY ELECTION SUPERVISORS BALK AT PLAN TO CENTRALIZE THEIR OFFICE - Mitch Perry

02/17/05

In a move that would dramatically increase state control of elections, Governor Jeb Bush and the state elections office will ask the Legislature for greater authority, including the ability to decide which voters should be purged from voting rolls.

The secretary of state also would be given strong enforcement powers, including the authority to seek criminal charges and fines up to $5,000 against any of the state's 67 election supervisors -- most of whom are elected -- who fail to follow th...

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MEMBER OF NEO-NAZI GROUP THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE SPEAKS - Mitch perry

02/17/05

Earlier this week, WMNF reported that the Tampa chapter of the Neo-Nazi group The National Alliance has indicated that they are paying to have a plane fly over this Sunday’s Daytona 500 race towing a banner that will advertise its web site, and that they are soliciting members to distribute their hate literature to fans, and possibly NASCAR drivers at the race.

The story – broadcast exclusively by WMNF on Tuesday, was picked up today by the Daytona News Journal, which ...

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LIBRARY FREEDOM - Radioactivity

02/17/05

Judith Krug, THE NATION'S LEADING ADVOCATE OF LIBRARY FREEDOM discussed the USA Patriot Act and curtailment of access to libraries. Judith Krug is Director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Judith Krug personifies American librarianship’s dedication to intellectual freedom and censorship-free policies in libraries. She has directed the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom since 19...

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